National Apprenticeship Week – March 2016

Discussing and appreciating Apprenticeships in Colchester

At Ginger Nut Training we take apprenticeships seriously. Considering how they greatly benefit us as individuals and as a business we wanted to reach out to all the businesses and people in Essex to show them how they could benefit from apprentices and how apprenticeships in Colchester, near our regional office, gives the youth a chance at starting a career.

During the first half of this year, the apprentices from Ginger Nut Media organised an entire event that was to be held during this years’ National Apprenticeship week. We (all 10 current apprentices) arranged the venue and booked the guests and everything in-between. Everyone was welcome to learn more about how apprentices could change their business or how apprenticeships could affect their career paths.

Over the last 3 years Ginger Nut Media has given around 40 people the opportunity to start an apprenticeship with them to gain their Marketing qualifications, the average age of apprentices being 18-24.

Jack Alexander

Advertising Executive - Apprentice, Ginger Nut Media

On March 18th the event started bright and early at 9am and lots of people representing their businesses from Colchester and further afield turned up, eager to network and learn more about apprenticeships in general. This also included the MP of Colchester, Will Quince and Madam Mayor of Colchester!

It’s a great opportunity to work for a fantastic organisation. I am learning new skills all the time, plus gaining a qualification at the end of it.

Jared Gusterson

Apprentice, NHS

The mayor of Colchester, the NHS and Ginger Nut Media

If you’re interested in applying for more information about apprentices or if you’re looking for more information about how to get an Apprenticeship in Essex, please sign up now!

Apprentices and Will Quince MP

We prepared a presentation for the event that also included representatives from the NHS, our MD and Will Quince both speaking about Apprenticeships in Colchester. The presentation was about apprentices and each apprentice from Ginger Nut Media talked about how it has changed their lives and what their job roles involve.

The National Apprenticeship Week event went very well, with businesses signing up for more information on apprenticeships using pledge cards and subscribing to the Ginger Nut Training newsletter. We received CV’s from interested applicants and gave career advice to numerous people.

The mayor of Colchester arrived and talked to the apprentices, very interested in apprenticeships in Colchester and regaling the apprentices with stories about her experiences with apprentices.

I’m pleased about the opportunities that apprentices offer to young people. It gives them a chance to show the skills they have and prove their worth

Theresa Higgins

Mayor of Colchester

Mayor of Colchester and Apprentices

If you’re interested in applying for more information about apprentices or if you’re looking for more information about how to get an Apprenticeship in Essex, please sign up now!

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